Starwood Friends and Family Rate Explained

Is there a Starwood friends and family rate? Yes, Starwood Hotels offers a special rate for friends and family of its full- and part-time employees. The discounted rate varies by location and travel dates. But it can be used at any participating Starwood- or Marriott-brand property. We have more details of Starwood Hotels’ friends and family program below.

Starwood Friends and Family Rate

Starwood Hotels lets its full- and part-time employees offer a discounted rate to friends and family, customer service representatives said. The discount amount varies by location and travel dates. The discount is usually at least 10% off of the nightly rate, and often higher. The representatives we spoke with were unable to confirm an exact range for the discount, but travelers using the friends and family rate have reported savings up to around 40%. During busy times of the year, discounted rates may not be available at all hotel locations. Contract employees are not eligible.

Starwood Hotels merged with Marriott in 2016. The friends and family discount can be used at any participating Starwood- or Marriott-brand location, according to our communication with the company. To get the discounted rate, the Starwood Hotels employee will need to give you a discount code and an authorization form. When booking online, select “Corporate/Promo/Set#” under “Special Rates.” Enter the discount code and your trip information to see available deals. The discounted rate can be applied to a single room or multiple rooms. Some properties may have restrictions on the length of stay allowed at the discounted rate. When you arrive at the hotel, you’ll need to show the authorization form at check-in.

In Summary

Friends and family of Starwood Hotels employees can get discounted room rates at Starwood- and Marriott-brand locations. Discounts vary by hotel property and travel dates. To get the discounted rate, you’ll need a discount code and an authorization form. Enter your code when booking, show your authorization form at check-in, and enjoy your trip!

For more information on how to save on hotel bookings, see our articles: The Military Discount Hotels List: Hotels, % Discounted Shown and The List of Hotel Discounts for Teachers.

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